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Little Plover River Wells
December 31, 2014

Little Plover River Wells

Both irrigation wells and municipal wells affect water levels in the Little Plover River, Wisconsin. 

Scientist Leanne Hanson releasing an unmanned aircraft for a study. USGS photo.
December 31, 2014

Scientist Leanne Hanson launching an unmanned aircraft in 2014

Scientist Leanne Hanson launching an unmanned aircraft in 2014 to help with a study.

Cliff along Bull Run, Virginia
August 22, 2014

Cliff along Bull Run in Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia

East-facing cliff approximately 30 meters downstream from Farm Ford along Bull Run in Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia.

R/V Kaho in Lake Ontario
August 8, 2014

R/V Kaho in Lake Ontario

The R/V Kaho in Lake Ontario. The Kaho is stationed at the Lake Ontario Biological Station in Oswego, NY.

Sea Lamprey Hammond Bay Biological Station
April 11, 2014

Sea Lamprey Hammond Bay Biological Station

Sea Lamprey at the Hammond Bay Biological Statioin in Millersburg, MI

A storm on the horizon of a grassy meadow in western Nebraska.
December 31, 2013

A storm on the horizon of a grassy meadow.

A storm on the horizon of a grassy meadow in western Nebraska. 

Ice Formation 13
December 12, 2013

Ice Formation at Knife River at Manning, ND (06339100)

Ice formation looking upstream on the Knife River at Manning, North Dakota (U.S. Geological Survey streamgage 06339100;
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nd/nwis/inventory/?site_no=06339100&agency_cd=USGS&). Flow was 2.5 cubic feet per second.

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Photo of the Dismal River Valley south of Thedford
August 22, 2013

The Dismal River on U.S. Highway 83 south of Thedford, Nebr.

This view is looking south to the Dismal River from the U.S. Highway 83 scenic overlook south of Thedford, Nebraska.

Photo of sunflowers blooming in the Nebraska Sandhills
August 22, 2013

Sunflowers blooming in the Nebraska Sandhills

During the summer of 2013, the Nebraska Sandhills exhibited a unusually significant sunflower emergence probably triggered by environmental conditions from the preceeding 2012 drought. Also, the Eastern Red Cedar is a particularly agressive invasive species which has become well established in Nebraska.

Photo of the Dismal River valley in Nebraska Sandhills
August 22, 2013

The Dismal River valley just off of Highway 83 south of Thedford, Nebr

The Dismal River valley is far from "dismal." Set in the Nebraska Sandhills, this idyllic river is relatively unaffected by humans and a popular recreational river in the state. The invasive species Eastern Red Cedar has become well established in Nebraska.

Earth as Art 4 - Ord River
May 12, 2013

Earth as Art 4 - Ord River

This image, which shows the tropical estuary of the Ord River in Australia, is part of the Earth as Art 4 series. 

March 31, 2013

Water-Level Fluctuations at Sheboygan River Mouth, Sheboygan, WI

A series of time-lapse photographs capture rapid water-level fluctuations in the vicinity of Wildwood Islands in the Sheboygan River, 4.4 km upstream of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wis. The fluctuations are caused the interaction of seiche-related oscillations from Lake Michigan with river flows. 
 

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